Study and revision: we’re here to help

Posted by nm365 at Nov 10, 2017 09:10 AM |

Along with beautiful sunsets and crunchy leaves, we know that autumn can also mean finishing assignments and thinking about exams.

Whether you only started with us this year, or are a postgraduate, we have lots of resources to support you in your studies.

Studying and assignment advice

Today (10 November), we are holding two workshops on improving your essays: one on finding your academic voice, and one on using sources. No need to sign up in advance – just come along.

If you’d like to improve your concentration, note taking, or time management then these are just a few of the topics covered in our study guide presentations and online resources.

If you’ve got a question about maths or statistics work, drop into the Library’s Mathematics Help Centre, on the ground floor, anytime between 3.00pm and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. You can also talk to other advisors face-to-face about your studies, using the Library, and using academic English if it is not your first language.

Our Study Spaces page shows you which rooms are available to work in if you are looking for a study space or a computer.

Revising for exams

You can find out about exam regulations and guidelines, as well as the January exam period dates, on our website.

On 30 November and 12 December, find out more about planning your revision, the use of memory techniques, active revision, and how to approach exams on the day in our revision and exam skills workshops. There is no need to book – just turn up.

The Education Unit can also support you if you have exam worries – visit their website or see them in the Students’ Union between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

If you have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, disabilities, or long term conditions, including mental health, then the AccessAbility Centre, in the David Wilson Library, can help you with study support and your exam arrangements, including their online study guides.

Keeping well

We know that this can be a stressful time and it is important to seek help when you first need it. You can find details of a range of support, including academic, well-being, and mental health at www.le.ac.uk/need-help. Your personal tutor can discuss study skills, help you interpret assignment feedback, and help you find other academic resources, as well as listening to personal concerns and directing you to useful circumstances.

Mitigating circumstances

If something is going to prevent you from submitting assessments or attending exams, please tell us. We’ve made it easier to understand the criteria and the evidence required if you are requesting mitigating circumstances. From 13 November you will be able to do this online – find out more at www.le.ac.uk/mitigating.

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